netatalk and old old macintoches

Shelagh Manton oneida at
Mon Jan 9 23:26:28 UTC 2006

On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 19:58:30 -0500, Eric Dunbar wrote:

> Do you have some app on the Mac that you could use as an FTP client?
> What model Mac? What apps are available (Internet Explorer, Cyberdog
> (old web browser), Netscape, NCSA telnet)?
> What version of Mac OS? (8.4 doesn't exist ;-) Select Apple-About this
> Mac and it'll tell you what version.
> Also, you could (possibly) turn on "web sharing" on the Mac and start
> an http server where you could place your desired files.
> Eric.
> On 1/7/06, Shelagh Manton <oneida at> wrote:
>> On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 16:51:26 -0800, Mike Bird wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2006-01-07 at 15:27, Shelagh Manton wrote:
>> >> I cranked up my mother's old old macintosh the other day (os 8.4) and
>> >> tried out the netatalk software to speak over the network with it. There
>> >> are some files on it we need and the printer cables are missing and the
>> >> floppy drive appears to have died. However, I can't get things working at
>> >> all and in fact it appears to have b*ggered the partially functional samba
>> >> thing we did have working on our network.
>> >>
>> >> Are there any netatalk gurus out there? And maybe while we're at it a
>> >> samba guru or two might be useful too!
>> >
>> > We've never been able to get Breezy's netatalk to work with some of
>> > the 8.x and 9.x Mac OS's, although I don't recall whether 8.4 was
>> > on the list.  In any event, we use Hoary's netatalk in a mostly
>> > Breezy configuration to avoid netatalk problems.
>> >
>> > We use a non-standard technique which works with our software but
>> > would not be of much help to you.  However, if you Google "Debian
>> > Apt Pinning" without the quotes you should find the answer, or you
>> > can apt-get install a particular version if you read "man apt-get".
>> >
>> > If you're not yet comfortable with this level of sysadmin task
>> > your options are to revert to Hoary, switch to Debian Stable or
>> > another distro, or wait for a fix sometime in an improbable
>> > future.
>> >
>> > (Bendacht for cech N-Oen legfas:  Flame-warriors please leave
>> > this alone.  People can search the recent archives if they need
>> > further information.)
>> >
>> > --Mike Bird
>> Oh dear,
>> Looks like the low tech version of starting up the mac and retyping the
>> file on my machine is the quickest solution.
>> Shelagh
>> much
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I am willing to try this out, but it is probably not relevant to this list
as most of the chatter would be about Macintosh stuff. Woulod you be
willing to walk me through this off-list? I would really like to keep the
old girl up and running, but as it stands she's useless with no way of
getting the files created on there out of the machine and on hard copy?

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